Renowned folk pair have Egremont headline gigs

12 April 2017 9:54AM

Two nights of acoustic folk music are set to take place at the Florence Arts Centre next week.

BBC Folk Award winner Ewan McLennan will be appearing at the Egremont venue on Thursday April 20, and international star Emaline Delapaix headlines on Saturday April 22.

McLennan is a Scottish musician, but all of his studio albums to date have been released on the Cumbria-based Fellside Recordings label.

His critically-acclaimed debut album Rags and Robes was released in 2010, and that year he became a firm favourite on the UK folk circuit. The album went on to win him the prestigious Horizon Award at the BBC Folk Awards in 2011.

Subsequent records landed him further awards, and in 2013 he was part of the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, performing and recording with an international roster of the finest folk musicians.

Supporting Ewan on the night is Anne-Marie Sanderson – a singer-songwriter from St Bees, who recently returned to the UK after five years in America, where she released two EPs and toured up and down the west coast.

Following in the tradition of timeless singer-songwriters, her music is often compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake.

Two days later, Australian-born Emaline Delapaix stops by on her UK tour.

Returning to Egremont for her second appearance at the venue, she is performing as part of a duo alongside guitarist Lukas Creswell-Rost.

Having lived in Canada and Germany, she has performed more than ​500 shows all over Europe, Australia and North America, creating a dedicated following and becoming well known for her raw and passionate live performances​.

Her lyrics explore themes such as the human condition, depression, animal rights, feminism​,​ sexuality​ as well as love, ​nature​ and adventure out on the open road​​.​

Support has yet to be announced for the show.

Doors for both gigs open at 7.30pm, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.

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